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Uhuru Kenyatta gazettes first sitting of National Assembly, Senate

By Nyaboga Kiage September 5th, 2022 1 min read

President Uhuru Kenyatta has gazetted the first sitting of the National Assembly and Senate following the conclusion of the August 9, 2022 polls.

Through a gazette notice, the outgoing President said the sittings will take place on September 8, 2022.

According to Article 126(2) of the Constitution, the first sitting of the elected legislators must come not more than 30 days after the election.

“Whenever a new House is elected, the President, by notice in the Gazette, shall appoint the place and date for the first sitting of the new House, which shall not be more than thirty days after the election,” Article 126(2) states.

The announcement comes days after the newly elected members appeared for the pre-swearing-in and orientation program.

During the first sitting, swearing-in of Members-Elect will take place, and during the first sitting of the House, the Clerk of the National Assembly shall administer Oath or Affirmation of Office to Members Elect present in accordance with Article 74 of the Constitution and Standing Orders 3 of the National Assembly Standing Orders.

Also, the election of a Speaker and Deputy Speaker will take place.

Upon the swearing-in of members, they shall proceed to elect the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly at the same sitting.

The Kenya Kwanza Alliance team of President-elect Dr William Ruto has fronted Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula as the right candidate for the Senate Speaker while Azimio coalition which fielded Raila Odinga as its presidential candidate is expected to front Kenneth Marende.

Senator Wetangula has said that he is ready for the task and will ensure that the right bills are passed.

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